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  1. 2 points
    jimerickson

    Is This "Normal" - Update

    Betsy: I use wool a lot off the roll, and have found that it stretches as you pull it off the roll, so I've started to cut it about 5" or 6" longer than I think I need to deal with the stretch. You might try that to eliminate "surprises". Jim
  2. 1 point
    jimerickson

    Is This "Normal" - Update

    Betsy: I'm not sure I explained what I meant. While the wool batting stretches when you pull it off the roll, it snaps back after you cut it off, and becomes shorter than your measurement . Good you've already begun to adjust for this. Jim
  3. 1 point
    sewingpup

    Machine Sticking

    HI, Another thing to check is to make sure you are not putting pressure on the handles.......I was doing that causing Lucey to "bump" along........Karen McTavish came to look at my set-up and said "oh I will fix that"....and she loosened up my handles enough so that my handles moved downward instead when I put downward pressure on them....I was actually lifting the back wheels off the track a bit when I put to much downward pressure on the handles.......also...I have bliss.....and I can say, one time I removed a remarkable amount of dust, batting, thread whatever from the bliss brushes....I have no idea where it came from.....maybe a mouse was building a nest....I don't know....did not find any mice but I really don't know how it all got there!!!!! Lin
  4. 1 point
    mlsa3

    Win A Millie September '17 version

    Believe it or not but it has to be added correctly or it won't accept it....glad I have my calculator handy...hope they never go to multiplications and divisions.
  5. 1 point
    Kwiltr

    Scrappy nine patch

    It just goes to show you that it doesn't need to be complex to be beautiful! Great quilt and quilting!
  6. 1 point
    Kwiltr

    Bedford Springs

    Such a gorgeous quilt in every way! Love that pattern and the added touches! Fantastic job by all!
  7. 1 point
    quilterkp

    Bedford Springs

    I love your quilting on this! It sets the quilt off so well.
  8. 1 point
    Sharon Deming

    Machine Sticking

    I had a Lenni until a couple of weeks ago - Millie is sitting in the same place now. Anyway - I had a couple of incidents of this nature. So check to be sure the carriage isn't "catching" on the power cable where it winds its way up to the plug-in on the machine. I had re-position my cable a little. Clean the wheels, bliss rails if you have them, etc. If you have bliss: check to see batting bunnies or thread has collected in the "brushes" that run on the bliss rails at the front of the carriage. I occasionally have to pick out stuff from that area. Also, if you have a short power cable like I did to start with, it will drag if it gets too stretched out from the power source. Oh, and another time, the horizontal lock "stopper" worked its way down until it was dragging on the carriage. When you aren't using the horizontal lock, make sure the stopper is secured snuggly at the highest position. If you still can't find the issue, call customer service - they can offer other things to look at.
  9. 1 point
    Kwiltr

    Is This "Normal" - Update

    Thank you ladies! There is some comfort in knowing it's probably not something I missed when rolling on and this sucking up batting can happen. Betsy, you mentioned the puffing up factor, and now that you mention it, I remember thinking when I took it out of the package that it was way thinner than I expected. However, it was so badly wrinkled, I first hung it over my longarm frame to relax and spritzed it with water. After two days it was still pretty wrinkled (and no thicker), so I spritzed it again and popped it in the dryer on Extra Low for no more than 15 minutes and poof! It was thick and like I mentioned, was shorter in the one direction, not that I thought to measure it previous to that, but assumed it was as advertised on the package. So that may very well be where the length went, in the poof. So, you have to wonder if when its prepared for market and is so thin when we get it if it is stretch out to size? I'm not afraid of adding at the end if I must, but was more afraid of a wad of batting somewhere in the sandwich that is too late to fix! Another learning experience!
  10. 1 point
    I forgot to post a picture of the finished quilt. I ended up using Bottomline thread top and bottom.